Ann Maxwell Eward

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Studies of the health effects associated with alcohol consumption often use a single non-drinker category as a referent. In this community study (N = 1,672) from Tecumseh, Michigan, past drinkers (N = 191) and life-long abstainers (N = 215) differed substantially for certain behavioral and psychosocial factors. In addition, 65 per cent of the male and 36(More)
The availability of computerized case mix data, which merge medical records information and patient billing data, provide opportunity for measuring physician-specific practice patterns. However, the validity of physician comparisons is a concern when total patient charges are measured at two points in time. In this physician-initiated multicenter study,(More)
The rising cost of health care has increased the call for cost control. The pressing need to control cost, coupled with the increase in managed care and prospective payment, has placed new urgency on administrators and clinicians to work collaboratively in providing efficient and effective care. We have developed the Integrated Inpatient Management Model(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare resource use in physician assistant (PA) services versus teaching services for 5 medical diagnostic groups in a large community teaching hospital, while controlling for attending physician. METHODS The sample was drawn from an administrative database of patients admitted to an internal medicine service in which attending physicians'(More)
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